The Underground Railroad, the network that shuttled slaves to freedom, stretched all the way up to the Canadian border. It is estimated that between 30,000 and 100,000 slaves crossed the border to gain their freedom. This tour takes you back to the 19th century, with your guide and others in historical garb, to reveal what the Underground Railroad was like. Hear stories of great intrigue and see many sites that played a pivotal role in giving tens of thousands of people their freedom. This tour also affords you the opportunity to get a regional orientation by combining Underground Railroad sites with general sites of interest (i.e. the Falls) - truly a two for one experience!Description
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes that led slaves of African descent to freedom. And that border between slavery and freedom ran through Niagara, where somewhere between 30,000 and 100,000 people crossed over to British territory to gain their freedom.
Start your tour with pick-up from your Niagara Falls area hotel by comfortable minivan and then enter a time machine and travel back to the 19th century, when the Underground Railroad was shuttling slaves to freedom across the border. Your guides portray ‘conductors,’ as they were known in the days of the Underground Railroad. They don period garb to give a better, deeper sense of the history. See the important sites in the area, such as the suspension bridge over the Niagara River that many erstwhile slaves used in their final steps on the Underground Railroad.
You’ll also stop by the famed Niagara Falls, not just for a fantastic photo opportunity, but to learn about how the falls aided the Underground Railroad. When your tour ends, you’ll be dropped back at your hotel.Highlights
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
: Niagara Falls, United States of AmericaDuration
: 3 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.